Project Assistant

  • Category
    Office, clerical & administrative - Administration
  • Job type
    Direct Hire
  • Location
    Burnaby, British Columbia

Adecco is currently hiring for a Project Assistant with experience both in Projects and Administration within the engineering and construction industry, for our client, a leading water engineering company based in Burnaby. The successful candidate must have a minimum of three years experience within a similar/related role. 

This is a great opportunity to work with a fantastic company who also offer a competitive compensation package, which includes extended medical and dental coverage, life insurance, flexible work schedules, and a great work environment. Excellence is rewarded with generous performance bonuses.

Duties will include:

  • Under direction of a Project Manager, take a lead role in coordination and completion of proposals
  • Provide Quality control in ensuring that KWL standards are adhered to by providing writing and proofreading assistance
  • Prepare and exchange official correspondence related to project activities, including reports and technical specifications
  • Assist in the development and ongoing status of project management plans, including project budget tracking and reporting
  • Prepare documentation for discussions, meetings, and briefing sessions, including agenda and minutes
  • Arrange appointments, receive visitors, place and screen telephone calls, respond to routine requests for information and assist in making travel arrangements for project personnel
  • Schedule and setup Webex meetings and training
  • Assist the project managers with Vision updates and reporting including contact databases and project closeout
  • Maintain office and project record management systems for both paper and digital documents
  • Assist Sector Leaders in planning and organizing Sector and Corporate work
  • Assist in reviewing client contracts for Project Managers, including identifying excessive risk and liability to the company, arranging insurance certificates, correspondence with client and arranging for signatures; and Undertake other assignments that Project Managers may deem necessary.
Qualifications and Skill requirements:
  • Candidate must possess a Grade 12 high school diploma and an office/business administration diploma, or accepted equivalent experience,
  • Must be highly proficient in MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and web based accounting software (Vision or similar)
  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills (English).
  • Must be personable and professional in work ethic.
  • Must have exceptional interpersonal skills complimented with integrity, respect for confidentiality, sound judgment and decisionmaking abilities.
  • Must be selfmotivated and able to grasp new concepts quickly.
  • Must feel confirdent in ability to handle many tasks simultaneously, work with deadlines and prioritize work for maximum efficiency is crucial.
  • Must demonstrate assertiveness, tact and diplomacy when working with coworkers, project managers, technical staff and clients

If you feel this position is a great fit for you, then please apply today! 

  • Apply with Adecco

Reference number CA_EN_1_026526_12056727

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under Adecco’s Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants will need to make their needs known in advance to their Adecco representative.